From Tobias Lear, 30 March 1799
Mount Vernon March 30th. 1799
By order of the Commander in Chief I have the honor to transmit to you a letter from Major Rivardi, the Commandg Officer at Niagara, on the subject of a dispute between him and Captn. Bruff—that you may issue such orders thereon as shall appear to you to suit the occasion. with great respect I have the honor to be Sir Yr. mo. Ob St.
(ALS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing John J. U. Rivardi to Lear, February 21, 1799 (ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), and Rivardi to James McHenry, February 21, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).